*This image and words by Soorya Kaur (staff member of Yogi Bhajan) were shared on page 34 and 36 of her book, YogiJi – The Light of Our Souls, written in 2005.

“The Chair” was possibly the single most constant utilitarian object in Yogiji’s work related world.  In many ashrams, they bought him the same massage chair, which he sat in and worked ceaselessly from, for several hours.  He never ever sat at a desk.  When Yogiji travelled to teach, leaving Los Angeles usually on a Thursday and returning on a Monday, the chair became a magnet for those of us who continued to work at the Ashram.  We would long to sit in it, and hopefully absorb some of the Master’s energy. 

A senior member of the staff who belonged to a different generation, and strictly followed the protocol, would frequently admonish us, but the minute her back was turned, we were back in “The Chair”.